The occupation strikes a number of citizens during marches in separate areas of the West Bank

Today, Friday, a number of civilians were wounded with rubber-coated metal bullets, live bullets, sponge bullets and tear gas canisters, during the occupation’s suppression of anti-settlement marches, which started in each of; Salfit, and in Beit Dajan, east of Salfit, and Deir Jarir, east of Ramallah, and Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilila.

The official news agency reported that a citizen was hit by a gas canister directly in the head, and dozens of people suffocated as a result of the occupation forces’ suppression of Friday prayers that were held over the lands threatened by the seizure of “Al- Marhat and Al-Ras “, west of Salfit.

The official news agency reported that the owners of the lands threatened by the occupation to seize them in favor of settlement, in the “Al-Marhat and Al-Ras” area, in addition to dozens of citizens participated in the Friday prayer, inviting the PLO factions, the municipality of Salfit, the governorate institutions, the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, and the Popular Resistance Committees.

She explained that a citizen was hit with a tear gas canister directly in the head and was transferred to the Martyr Yasser Arafat Hospital in the city, in addition to the injury of dozens of suffocation.

It is noteworthy that more than 50 dunums are threatened with being seized by the occupation, west of Salfit, with the aim of establishing a new settlement outpost, and the occupation forces paved the way for the seizure by uprooting dozens of fruit trees several weeks ago at the site.

In the village of Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, two civilians were shot and dozens of people suffocated with tear gas, after the Israeli occupation forces suppressed an anti-settlement activity.

A member of the Popular Committee for Land Defense in the village of Beit Dajan Salim Abu Jaish said that the occupation forces attacked the participants in the peaceful event, which was launched from in front of the Great Mosque in the center of the village to the eastern region, which is threatened with seizure in favor of settlements.

He added that a young man was injured by live bullets, and another by rubber-coated metal bullets, both of which were in the Al-Qadam area, and were taken to the hospital, while dozens were suffocated with tear gas, indicating that the event came on the occasion of the anniversary of the re-establishment of the People’s Party.

He explained that the eastern region in the village is witnessing confrontations that are still continuing in three locations: Al-Thagah, Al-Khirba and Al-Masif.

It is noteworthy that the eastern region in the village of Beit Dajan has been witnessing continuous confrontations on Fridays for several months, and it is threatening to be seized by the occupation in favor of settlements.

In the village of Deir Jarir, east of Ramallah, a number of citizens were suffocated, as the Israeli occupation army suppressed, today, Friday, a march condemning the establishment of a new settlement outpost in the “Al-Shorfa” mountain area.

The official news agency reported that clashes broke out between the youths and the occupation soldiers in the Ras al-Qanater area near the village, during which the soldiers fired rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters, which resulted in a number of them suffocating .

A march was launched from the center of the village towards the Jabal Al-Shorfa area, denouncing the occupation’s intention to establish a new settlement outpost on large areas of the village’s lands.

It is noteworthy that a number of settlers, protected by the occupation army, set up a tent in the area about two months ago, began digging, and placed a water tank in the place.

This area has been targeted by settlers for years, as they graze their sheep on the village’s farms, which causes great losses to farmers.

In Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya, three young men were wounded with sponge bullets in clashes that erupted with the occupation soldiers, following the end of Friday prayers and the start of the weekly march towards the closed entrance since 2003.

And local sources reported to Al-Quds that the occupation soldiers brutally suppressed the participants and pursued them even inside the alleys of the village and fired tear gas canisters at homes, which led to mass suffocation, and they were treated on the ground.

The weekly march in Kafr Qaddum has been launched for ten years on Fridays and Saturdays, and it is brutally suppressed every time. The occupation refuses to respond to the people of the village by opening the closed entrance, depriving them of communication with the outside surroundings, isolating them completely, and forcing them to use a long road until leaving the village.

(Source / 14.02.2021)

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